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Chris S. reached out to ask,
Does a parrotlet need a full spectrum light source?
And if so does it need it all year round if living in eastern PA?
Unless you are living along the equator, no, natural lighting is not going to replicate what tropical birds need to keep their hormones level.
Marcia D. asks:
I wish to purchase a clamp light assembly w/light for my parrotlet’s birdcage…reason: I currently have a floor lamp with Zoomed avian bulb (expensive) and want to eliminate the floor lamp feature.
QUESTION: with clamp light. Am I laying it right on the top of the cage or hovering it inches above the cage?
Sherry L. comments:
Yes, my birds are fed ‘chop’ (Arlo the grey, calls it ‘bobbity’) This is a new term for what I have done for 28+ years.
Chop is chopped veg, grains, and sometimes, a tiny bit of seed sprinkled on top or a bit of walnut, or something.
I used to cut the vegetables larger because Arlo was pretty accepting of lots of things, and I didn’t have a food processor.
I also (now) feed Arlo a pelleted diet, along with the chop.
She also gets a small amount of fruit, and sometimes about an inch square of chicken breast (baked) or some steamed scallop (yum).
Joe S. seeks an answer:
I am looking for advice on how to best transition our birds to our new home.
We are moving into a new house next week (not long-distance, just across town).
We have a 6 yo Senegal and a 5yo parrotlet who have only lived at our current home.
I know that birds can be very stressed by changes like this, and I want to make this move as easy as possible for them.
“Appreciate the advice and love reading your blogs!”
Why is it so important to understand the differences between bird species?
I’m not ashamed to say we get more deliveries from Amazon (like most Americans) then we care to talk about.
This week a new Amazon driver “Patrick” handed off an envelope then said “I’ve never been here before – this place looks cool.”